NAHARLAGUN, Sep 21: Just days after the capital police arrested three juveniles in connection with the brutal murder of farm labourer Aisa Bano near Pachin on 6 September, another murder case has shocked the state capital.
One Jayanto Mazumdar, hailing from Cooch Behar in West Bengal, was murdered at E-Sector here on Wednesday evening, and the police have arrested two school-going youths for their alleged involvement in the case.
Speaking to this daily, Capital SP M Harsha Vardhan informed that both the accused were intoxicated at the time of the incident and assaulted Mazumdar after an altercation.
“Of the two, one hails from Kurung Kumey district and the other from East Kameng. Both are students and are currently studying in class 9 and 10, respectively. As they have claimed that they are juveniles, we are conducting medical tests to verify their exact age,” the SP said.
According to the police, Mazumdar was working in a private school for the last two years. At around 11.30 pm on Wednesday, the Naharlagun police received information regarding an assault on someone near the Shiv mandir in E-Sector
A police team rushed to the spot, and took the injured Majumdar to the Tomo Riba Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, where he succumbed to injuries sustained during the assault.
After registering a case under Section 302 IPC, the Naharlagun police team led by Inspector Tadu Hassang swung into action and arrested the accused within an hour of the incident.